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Forensic Psychology

Double Lives: True Tales of the Criminals Next Door

Double Lives: True Tales of the Criminals Next Door Lowest new price: $12.40
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Author: Eric Brach

#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Terrifying true crime stories

True Crime is hot right now, with true crime books, TV shows, and podcasts topping lists of readers, viewers, and listeners across the country. Eric Brach's new book Double Lives: True Tales of the Criminals Next Door offers terrifying true stories about the criminals hidden among us and the banality of evil and crime, elevated by its frank discussion of the nation-wide criminal scourge of the moment: opioid addiction.

Double Lives chronicles the very monsters who walk unnoticed among us ─ even serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, or John Wayne Gacy. They are neighbors and students, professionals and friends living out criminal double lives. Double Lives is both a nonfiction exposé and a nationwide search that details the exploits of some of the worst criminals in recent American history, all of whom succeeded in going undetected for years while perpetrating one crime after another… and all in their own hometowns. Gender? Race? Age? Socioeconomic class? It doesn’t matter. All stripes of people from all walks of life are profiled in this true crime roller-coaster.

At the same time, the author provides a personal look at opioid addiction and its current effects right alongside these binge-worthy tales of two-faced criminals caught and incarcerated, making Double Lives a sensational yet sobering read.

If you're a fan of true crime and serial killer books such as Pretty Little Killers, Mind Hunter, or The Big Book of Serial Killers you'll love Double Lives.

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A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Mass Shootings

A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Mass Shootings Lowest new price: $16.82
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Author: Dr. William H. Reid MD MPH

James Holmes killed or wounded seventy people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Only one man was allowed to record extensive interviews with the shooter. This is what he found.

On July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado, a man in dark body armor and a gas mask entered a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises with a tactical shotgun, a high-capacity assault rifle, and a sidearm. He threw a canister of tear gas into the crowd and began firing. Soon twelve were dead and fifty-eight were wounded; young children and pregnant women were among them. The man was found calmly waiting at his car. He was detained without resistance.

Unlike the Columbine, Newtown, San Bernadino, Orlando, Las Vegas, and Jacksonville shootings, and James Holmes is unique among mass shooters in his willingness to be taken into custody alive. In the court case that followed, only Dr. William H. Reid, a distinguished forensic psychiatrist, would be allowed to record interviews with the defendant. Reid would read Holmes’ diary, investigate his phone calls and text messages, interview his family and acquaintances, speak to his victims, and review tens of thousands of pages of evidence and court testimony in an attempt to understand how a happy, seemingly normal child could become a killer.

A Dark Night in Aurora uses the twenty-three hours of unredacted interview transcripts never seen by the public and Reid’s research to bring the reader inside the mind of a mass murderer. The result is chilling, gripping study of abnormal psychology and how a lovely boy named Jimmy became a killer.

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The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty Lowest new price: $8.60
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Author: Simon Baron-Cohen
Brand: Basic Books AZ

A groundbreaking and challenging examination of the social, cognitive, neurological, and biological roots of psychopathy, cruelty, and evil

Borderline personality disorder, autism, narcissism, psychosis: All of these syndromes have one thing in common--lack of empathy. In some cases, this absence can be dangerous, but in others it can simply mean a different way of seeing the world.In The Science of Evil Simon Baron-Cohen, an award-winning British researcher who has investigated psychology and autism for decades, develops a new brain-based theory of human cruelty. A true psychologist, however, he examines social and environmental factors that can erode empathy, including neglect and abuse.

Based largely on Baron-Cohen's own research, The Science of Evil will change the way we understand and treat human cruelty.


  • Basic Books AZ

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Forensic Psychology

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Author: Jack Kitaeff

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, 1/e  presents a clear, complete picture of forensic psychology, covering both psychological and legal principles, and demonstrating their connections through actual case law and clinical examples. Dr. Jack Kitaeff first reviews the field’s history, and the roles, responsibilities, and obligations of practitioners. Next, he addresses criminological aspects of forensic psychology, examining theories of aggression and violent crime; non-violent crimes; and topics ranging from serial killing to terrorism. He thoroughly reviews forensic psychologists’ roles in law enforcement and the U.S. criminal justice system, and covers crucial issues such as repressed memories, novel syndromes, the workplace, children, families, and treatment.

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Forensic Psychology and Law

Forensic Psychology and Law Lowest new price: $90.00
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Author: Ronald Roesch

Praise for Forensic Psychology and Law

"In Forensic Psychology and Law, three internationallyknown experts provide exceptional coverage of a wide array oftopics that address both the clinical applications of forensicpsychology and the role of psychological science in understandingand evaluating legal assumptions and processes."
—Norman Poythress, PhD, Research Director and Professor,Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Dept. of MentalHealth Law and Policy

"Forensic Psychology and Law is a major contribution tothe teaching of law and psychology. Roesch, Zapf, and Hart offer atimely, comprehensive, and succinct overview of the field that willoffer widespread appeal to those interested in this vibrant andgrowing area. Outstanding."
—Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, Professor and Head, Department ofPsychology, Drexel University

"In this volume, three noted experts have managed to capture thebasic elements of forensic psychology. It is clearly written, wellorganized, and provides real world examples to hold the interest ofany reader. While clarifying complex issues, the authors alsopresent a very balanced discussion of a number of the most hotlydebated topics."
—Mary Alice Conroy, PhD, ABPP, Psychological ServicesCenter, Sam Houston State University

A Comprehensive, Up-to-Date Discussion of the InterfaceBetween Forensic Psychology and Law

Forensic Psychology and Law covers the latest theory,research, and practice in the field and provides thought-provokingdiscussion of topics with chapters on:

  • Forensic assessment in criminal and civil domains
  • Eyewitness identification
  • Police investigations, interrogations, and confessions
  • Correctional psychology
  • Psychology, law, and public policy
  • Ethics and professional issues

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Mental Illness and Crime

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Author: Robert A. Schug
Brand: imusti

Mental Illness and Crime comprehensively synthesizes and critically examines what is currently known about the relationship of mental illness and individual psychiatric disorders, in particular with criminal, violent, and other forms of antisocial behavior. The book integrates scholarship from psychology, psychiatry, clinical neuroscience, criminology, and law when presenting explanations for and etiologies of mental illness–related criminal and violent behaviors. Moreover, the book provides the reader with a diagnostic understanding of mental disorders across various classification systems, including the current DSM-5 and ICD-10. In addition, Robert  A. Schug and Henry F. Fradella critically examine what is known about the treatment and social implications of this body of research, including its practical applications within the criminal justice system. Unique to the field, this text will contribute to a better understanding of criminality and violence and move society toward a greater acceptance of individuals with these illnesses.


  • Sage Publications Inc

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The Handbook of Forensic Psychology

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A revised new edition of one of the top references for forensic psychologists

This top professional and academic reference in forensic psychology is an established presence as both a professional reference and graduate text. This Fourth Edition is completely revised and updated for the new and rapidly growing demands of the field to reflect the new tools available to, and functions required of, present-day practitioners. The new edition expands coverage of neuropsychological assessment, eyewitness testimony, ad jury competence and decision-making, including selection, process and authority. In addition, the new ethics guidelines approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) are included and interpreted.

  • Updated to include reframed content and the introduction of new chapter topics and authors
  • Ideal for professional forensic psychologists and graduate students
  • Written by experts in the field, a clinical professor of psychiatry and an associate professor of mental health policy

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The Anatomy of Evil

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Author: Michael H. Stone MD


In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone explores the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behaviors that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines.
Stone has created a 22-level hierarchy of evil behavior, which loosely reflects the structure of Dante's Inferno. Basing his analysis on the detailed biographies of more than 600 violent criminals, he traces two salient personality traits that run the gamut from those who commit crimes of passion to perpetrators of sadistic torture and murder.

One trait is narcissism, as exhibited in people who are so self-centered that they have little or no ability to care about their victims. The other is aggression, the use of power over another person to inflict humiliation, suffering, and death.
What do psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience tell us about the minds of those whose actions could be described as evil? And what will that mean for the rest of us?  Stone discusses how an increased understanding of the causes of evil will affect the justice system. He predicts a day when certain persons can safely be declared salvageable and restored to society and when early signs of violence in children may be corrected before potentially dangerous patterns become entrenched.

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Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook

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Author: Charles Patrick Ewing

A fascinating collection of ten high-profile cases illustrating thecontroversial, often contentious-yet essential-role of forensicpsychology in the American justice system

Written by psychologist and lawyer Charles Patrick Ewing, one ofthe country's leading experts on forensic psychology, Trials ofa Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook is a scholarly,thought-provoking collection of cases from the author's threedecades of professional experience. Bringing to life thepsychological and legal details of each case as well as thepersonal stories involved, this volume insightfully covers thoseissues facing forensic psychologists, including:

  • Ability to Waive Miranda Rights
  • Coerced Confessions
  • The Insanity Defense
  • Malingering
  • Battered Woman Syndrome
  • Evaluating Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse
  • The Implications of Extreme Emotional Disturbance
Informative, compelling, and educational, each of the ten casespresented in Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebookoffers a rare glimpse at the work of forensic psychologists, howforensic psychologists are examined in court, the ways in whichtheir expertise is used by the legal system, and the contributionsthey make to the system's ultimate goal of doing justice.

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Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology, Second Edition

Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology, Second Edition Lowest new price: $41.61
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This valued resource helps practitioners and students evaluate the merits of popular yet controversial practices in clinical psychology and allied fields, and base treatment decisions on the best available research. Leading authorities review widely used therapies for a range of child, adolescent, and adult disorders, differentiating between those that can stand up to the rigors of science and those that cannot. Questionable assessment and diagnostic techniques and self-help models are also examined. The volume provides essential skills for thinking critically as a practitioner, evaluating the validity of scientific claims, and steering clear of treatments that are ineffective or even harmful.

New to This Edition
*Reflects the significant growth of evidence-based practices in the last decade.
*Updated throughout with the latest treatment research.
*Chapter on attachment therapy.
*Chapter on controversial interventions for child and adolescent antisocial behavior.
*Addresses changes in DSM-5.

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